We’ve been challenging traditions for more than 160 years. We’re ranked in the top 100 universities globally.
We make lives better by producing leaders of society and equipping our people with leadership qualities so they can serve our communities at every level.
Our rankings reflect our achievements as a world leader in research and education for more than 160 years.
As the name suggests, university rankings rank universities. However, each ranking organisation measures institutions in different ways, using different criteria, and different weightings of similar criteria.
We’ve outlined our global university rankings below with an outline on the key indicators for each.
There are many types of courses you can study at the University of Sydney, whether you’re starting out, looking to improve your career prospects, or pursuing a passion.
The Kakadu Service Learning experience gave me tangible skills in consulting, cross-cultural dialogue, real-life working teams and the complexities involved in setting up a corporation. It has been a phenomenal opportunity to be welcomed into an Indigenous community, and see if I can use my skills to help others.
We'll guide you through the process
From submitting your application to accepting an offer and enrolling, you’ll find everything you need to know about admissions here.
There are four main steps in the admissions process.
- Receive your offer
In this section you can find out what each step involves. You can also check application deadlines, discover other pathways to study (such as alternative entry schemes), and see what events are coming up for future students.
How to apply
Find out how to apply for your preferred course
The process depends on whether you're applying as an undergraduate, postgraduate, domestic or international student.
Once you have commenced an application, you can save and return to it later using login details which will be sent to you by email.
Your application will generally need to include all supporting documents, including certified copies of your academic transcript, and any additional requirements of your course. You may also need to demonstrate your English language proficiency if your qualification is from an institution that does not primarily teach in English.
Are you a domestic student?
You are a domestic student if you are: an Australian or New Zealand citizen (including dual citizens), a permanent resident of Australia or a holder of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa.
Document submission guidelines
During the application process, you may be asked to attach supporting documents. These must be true and complete records. You can scan these documents and upload them online.
You should be prepared to provide original documents or original certified copies of supporting documents upon request at any time. Failure to do so may result in your candidacy being rejected.
Detailed checking of supporting documents is an inherent element of our admissions process and may involve asking for verification from the original issuing authority, relevant tertiary admissions centre, or other organisation.
Documents submitted in a language other than English must be accompanied by a complete English translation made by an accredited translator with a government body or the Registrar of the issuing institution.
Applicants from the People's Republic of China may have their academic transcripts referred to the Ministry of Education's China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Centre (CDGDC) for authentication.